Jewish refugees had been attempting to flee the worsening conditions of Europe and Hitler’s reign years before Pearl Harbor. But the horror that Americans felt at the reported atrocities did not extend to action or lessen anti-Semitism at home.
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- R. MCRACKAN
Make no mistake, while Americans were appalled by nazi violence towards Jews (and most Americans didn't even yet know about the holocaust) there was no love for Jews in America during WW II. It's sickening to hear how anti-semetic America was also. Finally a silver lining in this series: once the extermination camps are finally revealed as what they are, some Americans spearheaded heroic efforts to save as many Jewish refugees as they were able.